Parkview to Take Over FWCS Health & Wellness Clinics - October 13, 2015

Record Number: 13220
Displayed from: Oct 13, 2015 , until: Dec 13, 2015

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a three-year contract with Parkview Health Systems to operate health and wellness clinics for district employees, retirees and dependent family members covered by an FWCS health plan. The contract with Parkview begins Nov. 1, 2015, and runs through Oct. 31, 2018.

FWCS first opened health and wellness centers in 2012, coinciding with changes to employee health plans. The clinics provide free acute & primary care as well as lab and pharmacy services to those covered by an FWCS group health plan. The clinics opened under Novia CareClinics, which was later acquired by QuadMed.

QuadMed’s contract ends Nov. 28, 2015. Throughout the month of November, the operation of the centers, located on Auburn Road and on Catalpa Street, will transition from QuadMed to Parkview. FWCS employees should see no disruption in services provided.

“We are pleased to be working with a local health system to provide this benefit to employees,” Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “Parkview has been a long-time partner with Fort Wayne Community Schools, and we think this extension of our partnership will be beneficial to our employees.”

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.